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Leeds Junior High School
Leeds Junior High School is located in Iowa
Leeds Junior High School
Leeds Junior High School is located in the US
Leeds Junior High School
Location3919 Jefferson St.
Sioux City, Iowa
Coordinates 42°32′15.7″N 96°22′05.8″W / 42.537694°N 96.368278°W / 42.537694; -96.368278
LEEDS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL Latitude and Longitude:

42°32′15.7″N 96°22′05.8″W / 42.537694°N 96.368278°W / 42.537694; -96.368278
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built1939
Architectural style Art Deco
MPS Public Schools for Iowa: Growth and Change MPS
NRHP reference # 02001228 [1]
Added to NRHPOctober 24, 2002

Leeds Junior High School was a historic building located in Sioux City, Iowa, United States. High school education in the city dates from 1867, and the first dedicated high school building was completed in 1893. [2] Other schools were built as the district and the city continued to grow. Leeds Junior-Senior High School was built to educate students on the far northeast corner of the city. It was financed by a combination of a local bond referendum and funds from the Public Works Administration. The two story brick building was completed in 1939 in the Art Deco style. Eventually newer high schools and junior high schools were built on the north side of Sioux City, and the building became an elementary school. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. [1] The building was torn down in 2008 when it was replaced by a new school building. [3]

References

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Camilla Deiber. "Leeds Junior High School". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-12-30. with photos
  3. ^ Earl Horlyk (April 9, 2008). "Alumni remember Leeds school as caring place". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved 2016-12-30.
The new Leeds Elementary School building, which replaced the historic school building. The old school was located in what is now the parking lot.